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26 November 2020 - NW2776

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Denner, Ms H to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With regard to the Government’s planned initiative to move so-called colonial and apartheid statues to certain heritage sites and the tribunal to be appointed to determine which statues will be moved to which locations, (a) how will the composition of the specified tribunal be determined and (b) by what date does he envisage that the work of the tribunal will commence?

Reply:

(a). The composition of the tribunal will be determined by the National Heritage Resources Act 25 of 1999.

(b). The work of the tribunal will commence upon the outcome of the national audit that will be conducted by the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) as mandated by my department.

26 November 2020 - NW2608

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

Whether, with reference to the lease of the Head Office of the Pan South African Language Board, the processes which were followed had complied with the regulations of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999; if not, why not; if so, (a) where was the tender advertised, (b) what total number of bids were received and (c) what (i) was the total lease amount and (ii) is the current lease amount?

Reply:

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture does not deal with lease agreements it is the purview of the department of Public Works and Infrastructure.

26 November 2020 - NW2638

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

Whether, with reference to his replies to questions 1530, 1531, 1613 and 1614 on 29 July 2020, and given the fact that employees of the SA Sports Trust have been working from their offices every Monday, Wednesday and Friday since the start of Level 4 of the lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 and that the employees of the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee have been going to work every other day, he has received the requested information; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Questions 1530, 1613 and 1614 were responded to, the status quo remains the same.

For the outstanding question 1561, I will write a letter to the President of SASCOC to impress upon them, their obligation to respond to questions posed by Members of Parliament.

26 November 2020 - NW2650

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 732 on 16 September 2019, he will furnish Mr T W Mhlongo with the copy of the audited financial statements of the Creative and Cultural Industries Federation of South Africa for the (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17 financial years; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. I have directed the Director General to get the audited financial statements and forward them to the honourable Member.

26 November 2020 - NW2652

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Luthuli, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts andCulture

With the festive period being one of the busiest times for the arts and culture industry and with the expected impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to result in significant reductions in income for the sector, what (a) are some of the practical measures that will be taken as part of the recently launched President’s Employment Stimulus Programme in order to assist with the retention and creation of jobs in the arts and culture sector and (b) specific measures can be expected for artists in KwaZulu-Natal which remains one of the prime arts and culture provinces in the Republic?

Reply:

The Department of Sport Arts and Culture recognises the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the livelihoods of the artists and creatives as a whole. It is this recognition that made us to continue working with the sector to come up with various measures and interventions to mitigate the negative impact to artists across the country, inclusive of the KwaZulu-Natal Province.

On 30 October 2020 the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture announced the opening of the call for the sector to apply through the National Arts Council (NAC) and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF). The call is aimed at soliciting proposals from the sector that demonstrate opportunities to create work in order to get income flowing and to get the sector moving as part of the reconstruction and recovery of the economy.

The closing dates for submissions to both entities are as follows:

NAC closing date for Stream 1: 20 November 2020

NAC closing date for Stream 2 is 27 November 2020

For NFVF the closing date is 30 November at 17:00

Entities will adjudicate applications as soon they are received them to expedite the turnaround time for disbursement. This will allow the National Arts Council to release the first results few days after the closing date by 30 November 2020.

The entities are expected to start processing the payment immediately after the announcement by the second and third week of December 2020.

We are continuing with the drive to mobilise prospective applicants to apply throughout the country and we are motivated by the numbers of applications thus far.

26 November 2020 - NW2692

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Luthuli, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Sport

With reference to the South African producer, Master KG, who was recently awarded with the MTV European Music Award for Best African Act, which illustrates the possible opportunities available for South African artists to expand globally, what kind of support does his department provide to artists looking to expand and become globally competitive?

Reply:

The Department has a programme called Touring Ventures, initiated to deliver on the aims and objectives of the Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE) funding strategy. This is a Strategic Market Access Programme. The programme’s mission is to provide opportunities for market access, audience development and the creation of job opportunities for local artists. The programme supports projects that are toured locally or internationally to showcase and promote diverse South African based arts products, that includes artists.

In August 2020, the Minister appointed Master KG and NomceboZikode as Cultural Diplomacy Ambassadors as part of existing initiatives to position the South African Arts and culture products on international platforms. This initiative further makes it easy for the country’s local artists to participate on reputable internationally platforms, also, for other South African artists’ work to be recognized globally. Since the appointment, a number of arts organisations showed interest in getting them participate in international festivals.

26 November 2020 - NW2700

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1) Whether the National Arts Council (NAC) failed to pay 25% of funding due to its beneficiaries; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether any beneficiaries did not receive their monetary allocation as per contract agreement; if not, (a) why not and (b) what number of beneficiaries; if so, (3) whether this was a breach in terms of the contract; if not, why not; if so, will it result in legal action against the NAC; (4) whether he will furnish Mrs V van Dyk with the full, relevant details of the relevant contracts; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) whether, in cases where payment was not made, the NAC had engaged with the beneficiaries; if not, why not; if so, was there mutual agreement?NW3468E

Reply:

1. The NAC did not fail to pay the 25%. The National Arts Council pays the 25% based upon beneficiaries reporting for the first instalment and or second instalment disbursed. The disbursement is not automatic, it is subject to beneficiaries accounting and reporting for the funds already disbursed. The funds that have been disbursed already need to be accounted for by beneficiaries before the 25% can be paid. Some of the funding (representing 25% on the balance of their grant) has already been paid (R444 957) to 24 beneficiaries.

2. 61 Beneficiaries were originally earmarked for 25% calculated based on the balance remaining after claiming the first and or the second tranche. Some beneficiaries disputed 25% because of poor understanding and/ or lack of communication from either the part of the NAC or beneficiaries as to whether their project would be able to continue during lockdown. The funding has subsequently been approved to be disbursed to the affected beneficiaries. Beneficiaries are required to report on the first and/ or second tranches paid; and in addition, submit updated tax clearance certificates before grant funds can be paid out.

3. The NAC contract does not have a force majeur clause. The contract was not breached because the National Disaster Act took precedence over any contract where beneficiaries could not implement the work funded.

4. A sample on the NAC contract is attached to this response.

5. The NAC has engaged with the relevant beneficiaries. Beneficiaries, whose grant funds are due, will be fully reimbursed subject to them reporting on funds already disbursed and upon submitting valid tax clearance certificates.

26 November 2020 - NW2701

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture”

(1) Whether he has been informed by the Office of the Public Protector that she is currently investigating the failure of the National Arts Council (NAC) to pay beneficiaries; if not, why not; if so, what are the reasons for the non-payment; (2) whether the recommendations of the former Public Protector, Adv. T N Madonsela, against the Chief Executive Officer of the NAC have been implemented; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The NAC has been informed by the office of the Public Protector for the non-payment of beneficiaries. Some beneficiaries had disputed 25% because of poor understanding and/ or lack of communication either the part of the NAC or beneficiaries as to whether their project would be able to continue during lockdown. The funding has subsequently been approved to be disbursed to the affected beneficiaries. Beneficiaries are required to report on the first and/ or second tranches paid; and in addition, submit updated tax clearance certificates before grant funds can be paid out. Therefore the funds are currently being disbursed to beneficiaries who have complied with the disbursement conditions.

2. There were no recommendations issued by the former Public Protector, Adv. T N Madonsela against the Chief Executive Officer of the NAC.

26 November 2020 - NW2724

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture”:

Whether the name of Jamestown in the Eastern Cape has been changed to James Calata; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, on what date (a) did the change take effect and (b) was it published in the Government Gazette?

Reply:

(a). The name Jamestown in the Eastern Cape, has been changed to James Calata. The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture approved the name change on 29 April 2015.

(b) It was published in the Government Gazette No 3920, Notice Number 831 of 11 September 2015.

12 November 2020 - NW2549

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the minister of sport, arts and culture”

1. Whether the Chief Executive Officer of the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) resigned; if not; what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what date, (b) what were the reasons for the specified person’s resignation, (c) who is acting in the position and (d) from what date has the person been acting in the position; (2) whether the Chief Financial Officer of PanSALB resigned; if so, (a) on what date, (b) what were the reasons for the specified person’s resignation, (c) who is acting in the position and (d) from what date has the person been acting in the position; (3) whether the Executive Head: Languages of PanSALB resigned; if so, (a) on what date, (b) what were the reasons for the specified person’s resignation, (c) who is acting in the position and (d) from what date has the person been acting in the position? NW3220E

Reply:

1(a). The Chief Executive Officer of PanSALB, has not resigned as is still in the employ of PanSALB, (b-d) falls off.

2(a). Yes, the Chief Financial Officer of PanSALB, resigned in March 2020, (b) Career Development, Better offer (Competitive Salary package), (c) former Acting CFO Ms. VeliswaDwamena, and (d) acted as CFO from March 2020 to 30 September 2020.

3(a). No, the Executive Head of Languages was dismissed effective 15 June 2017, (b) dismissed due to Ill Health / Incapacity, (c) Joint Acting - Mr. LufunoNdlovu(Acting period: April 2019 – 30 June 2019) and 01 August 2019 until 31 July 2020. Dr. Sally Maepa (Acting period: 01 July 2017 and 01 April 2019 to 30 June 2019), former acting Executive Head: Languages. Ms. NikiweMatebula is currently acting, and (d) Ms. Matebula acted as Executive Head: Languages from 01 August 2020 to date.

12 November 2020 - NW2481

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With regard to the removal of statues, symbols and monuments that do not reflect the constitutional values of a post-colonial and post-apartheid democratic order to theme parks, (a) which provinces gave input into the removal of statues, (b)(i) where and (ii) on what dates were the meetings held, (c) where were the meetings advertised, (d) what total number of persons responded to the issue and (e) what was the outcome of the feedback received by the provinces?

Reply:

(a). No province has yet given input into identifying statues, symbols and monuments that are not in line with the spirit and values of the South African Constitution for relocating, repositioning and curating into Regional Cultural Nation Building Parks. The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) has mandated the South African Heritage Resources Agency to conduct an audit of all monuments and statues in South Africa.

Once the national audit have been conducted and completed, my department will commence with the process of identifying statues, symbols and monuments that are not in line with the spirit and values of the South African Constitution for relocating, repositioning and curating into Regional Cultural Nation Building Parks.

Provinces will form part of the Steering Committee that will drive this process including the necessary consultation processes.(b-e). Falls off as outlined in (a) above, i.e. “Provinces will form part of the Steering Committee that will drive this process including the necessary consultation processes.”

12 November 2020 - NW2550

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the minister of sport, arts and culture”

(1) (a) What is the current number of positions at the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) that are occupied in an acting capacity, (b) from what dates have the specified positions been filled in an acting capacity and (c) what are the reasons that the individuals who previously occupied the positions resigned from the specified positions; (2) What (a) total number of executive positions are available, (b) are the details of the specified positions and (c) total number of executive positions are now filled with persons in an acting capacity; (3) Whether the Board has changed the banking details of PanSALB; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) are the reasons and (b) is the name of the person who (i) was in charge of the bank accounts and (ii) is currently in charge of the bank account?NW3221E

Reply:

1(a). The current number of positions occupied in an acting capacity is Two (2).

(b). Acting Deputy Director: Demand appointed from August 2019 to date; the Acting Executive Head: Languages from 01 August 2020 to date

(c). The previous incumbent (Deputy Director: Demand was dismissed 29 November 2019 due to misconduct.

2(a). The total number of executive positions available is three (3)

(b). The details of specified positions are Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Head: Languages.

(c). The Total number of Executive positions filled in an acting capacity is one, (1) namely, Executive Head: Languages.

3. As per the instruction of the former Chairperson of the board, through the office of the Acting Chief Executive Officer, the office of the Chief Financial Officer was instructed to initiate the process of changing bank accounts. A tender was advertised on 3 September 2020. Bids were received from various banks and to date no action has taken place.

(a) The former Chairperson of the board instructed that the bank account be changed, as the board was not happy with the current bank used.

(b)(i). Person/(s) in charge of the bank accounts as at 2 November 2020 Dr Bongumenzi Mpungose: Chief Executive Officer, Ms Veliswa Dwamena Deputy: Finance Manager (Former Acting Chief Financial Officer)

(ii). Ms Portia Prudence Chilwane: Board member

30 October 2020 - NW2401

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Hendricks, Mr MGE to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1) Given that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Department of Basic Education and Sport and Recreation South Africa regarding an Integrated School Sport Framework that provides for clarity on roles and responsibilities for all stakeholders in school sport was signed on 30 May 2018 in Cape Town, which currently is not being followed, what steps will he take to reclaim full autonomy over school sport by stopping federations from discarding the well-organised school sport bodies to start their own sport bodies; (2) whether his department has been informed of the division and confusion the discarding of the specified MoU is causing amongst schools, as they do not know which school sport body they need to affiliate to; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether his department has been informed of the extent to which the specified problems are disadvantaging learners; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether he will intervene to stabilise the situation so that learners can once again enjoy school sport; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The former Department of Sport and Recreation and the present Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) continues to implement its responsibilities as indicated in the MOU signed on 30 May 2018.

This is illustrated by the fact that DSAC has aligned its Mass Participation and Sport Development Conditional Grant funding on School Sport, to ensure that the outcomes as it relates to its roles and responsibilities in the MOU are effected. It should be noted that DBE is responsible for levels 1-3 of the MoU and DSAC is responsible for levels 4-6. and to this effect from the Conditional Grant funding, School Sport has a ring-fenced 40% allocation, which is further allocated as follows:

Provinces MUSTring fence R10 million to provide transport, attire and delivery of provincial teams to the National School Sport Championships. An allocation to a province will include all funds that are necessary for the hosting of the National Schools Championships and will include accommodation, breakfast and dinner for the provinces that will be hosting the 4 segments of the National Schools Championships a year, (Autumn, Winter, IG Festival and Summer).

The remaining School Sport allocation is further allocated as follows:

  • 10 % for training of people to deliver school sport;
  • 20% to purchase equipment and or attire for schools below quintal 1- 3 identified through participation in leagues;
  • 40% to deliver district and provincial competitions;
  • 15% to remunerate co-ordinators who co-ordinate, support, monitor and evaluate school sport at district and local level; and
  • 15 % to support school sport structures.

School Sport is a joint co-operation between the Department of Sport , Arts and Culture and Department of Basic Education and thus each has a responsibility to ensure that School Sport is fully implemented as indicated in the MoU. National Sports Federations are recognized in terms of the Recognition of Sports Bodies Regulations and are custodians of the code of sport. School Sport is a critical pipeline for the honing of skills talent identification and it forms the foundation of the athlete development pathway. No School Sport structure can function on its own, without the support of the Federations. Federations are the custodians of their codes and must take ownership to ensure that there are school sport structures and School Sport has representation within the Structures of the Federation.

There is no intention to close school sport structures, however all school sport structures must adhere to the guidelines for the establishment of school sport structures, must be recognized and an affiliate of the Sports Federations and must be representative of educators for the purpose of accountability and safeguarding. The Department provides dedicated, ringfenced funding to the priority codes for School Sport. There is an allocation of funding within the Conditional Grant allocated to provinces for the establishment of School Sport structures.

2. The stakeholders meet regularly on a quarterly basis as an Extended Joint National Task Team comprising Federations, National Departments of Sport and Education, Provincial Departments of Sport and Education, Teacher unions and School Governing Bodies Associations to discuss programmes and policy matters related to the MoU. Progress reports from all stakeholders are shared.

To date there has not been any indication of confusion about structures. The only matter that has been a challenge is with regard to Athletics SA and their affiliate School Athletics. All School Sport structure know that they must account to the Federation, as the custodians of the code and also report quarterly to the extended JNTT.

Schools Athletics had sought to operate outside the mother body with disregard to resolutions taken at a Council meeting. They were subsequently suspended by the Federation. All our operations regarding sporting codes is done through Sport Federations and not School Sport structures.

3. Indeed, the challenges in School Sport have far reaching implications for the learners. We are guided by the National Sport and Recreation Act which empowers the Minister to recognise one sporting body per code. There is also the Recognition of Sport and Recreation Bodies Regulations, which gives effect to that act. Resources are provided to Federations to implement school sport and work through them to ensure that school sport structures are accountable. We also acknowledge that the active teachers play a central role in the structures and their participation in the programme is important. The resistance of some of the School Sport structures to adhere to this principle creates a challenge that ultimately leads to other undesirable effects. In an effort to sustain such autonomous structures, learners / parents are expected to pay for participation. This, then creates a wide gap between those who have and those who have not. The far-reaching consequence is that athletes participating outside the Federations jurisdiction do not gain official recognition for achievements, setting new records and the awarding of National colours which falls within the jurisdiction of the National Federations.

4. The department stands ready at all times to intervene in resolving these matters and we have intervened previously where there has been misunderstanding between structures and federations. As indicated above, the Department convened a meeting with Athletics SA, the Department of Basic Education and the Teacher Union to resolve the impasse around the Schools Athletics Championship that was disrupted by COVID-19 Lockdown.

30 October 2020 - NW2489

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Luthuli, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1) With regard to the recent media reports, wherein it is alleged that he has written to the International Cricket Council (ICC) about his intention to intervene in the running and management of Cricket South Africa (CSA), what contingency plans does he have in place to (a) ensure that the ICC does not ban the CSA from international cricket as a result of his intervention and (b) safeguard the livelihood of players when the ICC bans the CSA from international cricket; (2) Whether he will furnish Inkosi B N Luthuli with the strategic document on how he plans to intervene, stating the envisioned outcome of his intervention; if not, why not; if so, what are the full, relevant details?

Reply:

1.(a) The Minister is empowered by the National Sport and Recreation Act, 1998 (Act No. 110 of 1998) to intervene in any dispute, alleged mismanagement, or any other related matter in sport or recreation that is likely to bring a sport or recreation activity into disrepute. Furthermore, the International Cricket Council (ICC) notice dated 11 November 2011 sent to all members headed in relation to “Regulations relating to the Independence of Member Board” provides that Naturally, a government (or any office thereof) would also not be prevented from investigating the affairs of a Member Board in order to ascertain whether any criminal offences have been committed, including fraud, dereliction of directors’ duties (including fiduciary duties) or contravention of any relevant legislation. Similarly, there may be circumstances where a government rightfully seeks to intervene in the event that a Member Board is dysfunctional. The ICC Governance Review Committee believes that this is a question of accountability, not interference.”

(b) There is a difference between intervention and interference. Hence, the Minister is not seeking to interfere in matters relating to the selection of teams, the administration of the game and the appointment of, or termination of the service of, the Executive Members of cricket.

The word “intervene” has, according to its dictionary meaning, a positive connotation of attempting to come between disputing parties, to intercede, to mediate, and to prevent further damage or harm from occurring.

To “interfere” has a negative connotation according to dictionary meanings, and generally people are resentful of attempts to “interfere” because it has connotations of meddling in other people’s business, to interpose in a way that hinders or impedes or that involves colliding with or coming into opposition with another party. It normally is associated with having a damaging or negative effect.

2. The Sport and Recreation Act is the strategic instrument and it will be premature to disclose the modus operandi related to any action as outlined in the Act. By disclosing the envisaged outcome will really compromise the process. As this is a developing story, updated information will be provided at the appropriate time.

30 October 2020 - NW2482

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

With reference to naming of streets to acknowledge persons and promote heritage transformation, (a) what (i) total number of streets in each province have been earmarked for this purpose and (ii) is the reason that some streets remain unnamed and (b) how does the Government intend to address the issue of unnamed streets? NW3090E

Reply:

(a). (i) – (ii) The naming and renaming of streets remains the mandate of the local municipalities and does not fall within the mandate of the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture.

(b) The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture is responsible for the naming and renaming of national features as per the South African Geographical Names Council Act, (Act No 118 of 1998).

30 October 2020 - NW2480

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1) Whether the mandate of the task team on the removal of statues, symbols and monuments that do not reflect the constitutional values of a post-colonial and post-apartheid democratic order to theme parks has ended; if not; what is the position in this regard; if so, on what date; (2) (a) what total number of persons were on the task team and on what date were they appointed, (b) how was the selection made and what was the criteria, (c) how and by whom will future audits on the statues, monuments and symbols be done, (d) what budget allocation will be made available, (e) what total number of heritage sites in the Republic can sustain themselves and (f) who decided to use the name theme parks; (3) On what date will the final report be made available to the committee and the public and has the final report been made available to task team members; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) Whether the final report has been made available to task team members; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The mandate of the task team was to conduct public hearings in all nine provinces on the transformation of South Africa’s Heritage Landscape. The Task Team was specifically asked to consult the public on the fate of statues, symbols and geographical names that commemorated figures and the heritage of both colonial and apartheid figures and cultures. The Task Team was also requested to consult on the fate of statues, symbols and monuments that do not reflect the constitutional values of a post-colonial and post-apartheid democratic order.

2. (a)The total number of task team members was thirteen (13), they were nominated on 17 April 2015 at Freedom Park during the National Consultation workshop on the Transformation of the Heritage Landscape. I signed the letters of appointing task team members on 04 May 2015.

(b) The Task Team members were nominated during the National consultation workshop at Freedom Park. Members nominated are Heritage Practitioners, Academics specialising in history and heritage and persons representing stakeholder institutions and interest groups within the South African Society to assist the department to implement the 20 resolutions taken during the national consultative workshop. Prof M Ndletyane, Dr D Webb, Ms L Callinicos and Dr S Fikeni are historians and academics. Mr J Mohlala was chairperson on the South African Geographical Names Council, Dr A Bailey represented Afriforum, Mr E Fereira represented the Afrikaans KultuurTaalVereeneging, Mr C Le Fleur represented the National Khoisan Council and Mr C Maxwele represented the Rhodes Must Fall youth movement, Advocate S Mancotywa and Advocate T Ramagoma represented the National Heritage Council, MrDumisaniSibayi represented the South African Heritage Resources Agency and Mr V Ndima represented the then Department of Arts and Culture.

(c)  The South African Heritage Resources Agency will do the national audit of all statues in South Africa and after public consultations a determination will be made where there is a need for the removal and repositioning of some of the symbols and statues, the process will be guided by SAHRA’s removal and relocation guidelines as per South Africa Heritage Resources Act no 25 of 1999.

(d) The affected municipalities will be required to allocate operational budget.

(e) Heritage sites in South Africa are funded by the government.

(f) The public consultation process will inform decisions on the location of theTheme Parks.

4. The final report on the Transformation of South Africa’s Heritage Landscape was published on 23 February 2018.

30 October 2020 - NW2380

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Ngwenya, Ms DB to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

In view of the announcement by his department in May 2019 that a new contractor had been appointed to complete the process of converting the house of Ms Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Brandfort into a museum and that a budget of R2 million had been allocated towards the specified project of which the construction was to be completed by November 2019, (a) what caused delays in completing the project, (b) by what date does he envisage will it be completed and (c) what actions has he taken against those persons responsible for the specified delays?            NW2955

Reply:

The Minister in May 2019 announced that a new contractor had been appointed to complete the process of converting the Ms Winnie Madikizela-Mandela house in Brandfort into a museum and that a budget of R2 million had been allocated towards the specified project of which the construction was to be completed by November 2019.

a) The construction of the project was not delayed.

b) The construction was completed on 19 November 2019.

c) No action is necessary as the project was completed within the planned time.

30 October 2020 - NW2306

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

What total number of athletes from each sporting code represented the Republic at the past three (a) Olympic Games and (b) Paralympic Games?

Reply:

The following is the information provided by the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee,

a) Olympic Summer Games

Venue

Year

Female

Male

Total

Beijing

2008

57

79

136

London

2012

58

67

125

Rio

2016

45

93

138

         

b)  Paralympic Summer Games

Venue

Year

Female

Male

Total

Beijing

2008

17

38

55

London

2012

17

45

62

Rio

2016

17

29

46

30 October 2020 - NW2305

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(a). What is the current financial status of (i) the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, (ii) the SA Sports Trust and (ii) all national federations and (b) which of the specified entities are not currently financially viable?

Reply:

(a)(i)&(b). SASCOC indicated that the Audited Annual Financial Statements for the year-end 31 March 2020 will be presented for adoption at the Annual General Meeting scheduled to be held on the 7 November 2020. These financials contain independently audited financial reporting that provides information on the financial viability and going concern concept for SASCOC. Once the Audited Annual Financial Statements has been adopted by the membership on the 7 November 2020 it will be available for circulation/public consumption.

(a)(ii). The Sports Trust indicated that based on the analysis done regarding financial status of The Sports Trust is moderately healthy. The current ratio (current assets/current liabilities) determines that The Sports Trust will be able to honour its operational expenses for the next 12 months 1.57:1.The business cash flow is also in a moderately healthy position to honour the day – to – day operations of The Sports Trust.

(ii)(b). The Sports Trust further indicated that with the current economic situation, The Sports Trust as an NGO is mainly reliant on collaborations and partnerships with government and the private sector companies for donations and grants. The Sports Trust has also been affected by the current Covid-19 pandemic and is pleased to announce that we managed to secure a few partnerships and collaborations during this time of uncertainty.

The financial viability of The Sports Trust can therefore be defined as moderately healthy and place us in a position to deliver on our mandate, our day-to- day operations and some of the contractual agreements that we have in place.

Another lifeline of The Sports Trust is the interest that we receive from our investments due to our Seed Capital solution.

(a)(iii)&(b). The following federations provided responses / information regarding their financial status and viability:-

See information below:

Federations

Responses

Jukskei South Africa (JSA)

(a) Current financial status

Jukskei indicated that they have sufficient resources to continue as a going concern in the medium to long term. However, the Pandemic may have a temporary impact on their Revenue in the 2021 Financial year.

(b) Financially viability?

Indicated that they are viable and have two streams of revenue.

Affiliation fees, these fees were due and payable by mid-July. We have received 8 of the 9 Provinces affiliation fees and are in contact with the last Province to pay their fees.

Registration fees, fees for athletes to be registered at JSA. JSA has implemented a Covid operational plan for jukskei activities to continue under Level 3, 2 and 1. Based on the current lockdown regulations the federation is able to host events without spectators and therefore athletes will need to be registered in order to participate.

In terms of expenses, the federation has cut down operational budgets to ensure reduced revenue is sufficient to cover all expenses.

Indicated that they were able to cut expenses for operational activities, however will not be able to run any of the development projects including high performance programme, development programme on grassroots level (schools and rural areas) and support to national teams in respect of national tours.

Softball South Africa (SSA)

a) Current financial status

Federation indicated that the organization is stable

b) Financially viability

Indicated that they are viable for an amateur sport

South African Hockey Association (SAHA)

a) Current Financial status

The federation indicated the following;

The SA Hockey Association has the following annual funding streams:

Provincial Affiliation Fees – this is a nominal amount that Provinces pay to SA Hockey annually to Affiliate as a Province or Affiliate Member.

Member Affiliation Fees – this fee relates to amounts paid annually by all registered hockey players. These fees are set based on our National Office Operational Costs and charges to affiliated members

Sponsorship Revenue – this revenue covers specific projects such as the respective 6 National Teams per Gender

Coaching Education Fees – these fees are generated from hosting courses

Broadcast Rights Fees – these fees are generated from broadcast rights annually for specific projects such as the Premier Hockey League

Project Partner Fees – these fees are generated from specific projects such as the Modified Hockey Programme where funders can partner on CSI projects

DSAC Grants – these grants have a set portion to assist with operational costs - 10% of the grant and the balance to deliver programmes to grow the game

Player Payments – these fees paid by players relate to events that players participate it – leagues, provincial interprovincial tournaments, national camps and events that national teams participate in

b) Financially viability

The federation indicated that this is a very broad question for the current financial year and can confirm the following regarding the above.

As at to date only line item no. 1 has been collected in the current financial year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We continue to receive line item no. 4 as these are offered online

Funds related to projects, events, national teams etc. have not been received and all events for the hockey season were cancelled. Hockey is a Winter Sport and as such the entire competition season of 2020 was impacted by the National State of Disaster from Levels 5 to Level 1

South African Table Tennis Board (SATTB)

a) Current Financial status

The federation indicated that the South African Table Tennis Board (SATTB)’s financial status is sound.

b) Financially viability

Indicated that the federation is financially viable

Swimming South Africa (Swimming SA)

(a) Current financial

Indicated that the organization was only just solvent at the last financial year end 30 April 2020

(b) Financially viability

Indicated that normally the organization is viable but due to the lockdown it is in need of financial assistance

South African Equestrian Council (SAEC)

a) Current financial status

Indicated that due to Covid-19, memberships stagnated from March to the end of July. In order to get memberships

Kick-started we implemented a 50% reduction of membership fees. The SAEF is currently is still in a positive position but expect an impact on memberships moving forward.

b) Financially viability

Indicated that the SAEF runs a tight ship and are financially viable.

Darts South Africa (DSA)

Indicated that Darts South Africa confirms that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the organisation is financially viable.

South African National Archery Association (SANAA)

a) Current financial status

Indicated that currently the federation’s financial status is sound

b) Financially viability

Indicated that at the moment the federation is viable, however expect membership income to drop drastically in 2021 due to financial strains on members. This means that clubs could also suffer.

Badminton South Africa (Badminton SA)

Indicated that the Federation is in a) a financially status and (b) financially viable position

Ringball Association of South Africa (RASA)

Federation indicated that a) it is non-profitable national sport federation b) only viable when receiving membership fees however not viable without receiving membership fees

Snow Sports South Africa (SSSA)

Indicates that the federation is a) financially sound and b) financially viable

South African Confederation of Cue Sport (SACCS)

(a) Current financial status

The federation indicated that;

SACCS is a National Composite Confederation with autonomous membership that includes full members of South African Blackball Federation (SABF) established in 2008, Pool South Africa (PSA) established in 1995 and Snooker and Billiards South Africa (SABSA) established in 1920, also have an associate member called Pool 4 Change established in 2019.

The members of these organisations form the Executive Committee on the SACCS Board. These organisations are self-sufficient and generate their income from their members to run their operations. SACCS and their members SABF, PSA and SABSA administrative costs are derived from DSAC funding, and if DSAC funding is reduced in a given year then the administrative contributions to SABF, PSA and SABSA are reduced accordingly.

The main purpose of SACCS is to establish itself as a member of good standing with SASCOC and thus get recognition from DSAC. SACCS is funded by DSAC in meeting their goals of mass participation and thus more than 50% of DSAC funding allocations are geared towards projects for our people in the previously disadvantaged communities.

SACCS through the years has built up contingency funds of approximately R100,000 to fund the operating costs through the year until our administrative funding is released by DSAC. SACCS is very much a DSAC project driven operation as all National Tournaments are the responsibility of our autonomous members.

SACCS is therefore financially stable and can only engage in projects that are DSAC approved.

(b) Financially viability

Indicated that SACCS is financially viable and a well-managed organisation that does not operate on any loans or bank overdrafts. The SACCS Board’s Treasurer publishes monthly management accounts that are distributed to the Board’s members monthly. SACCS is also managed strictly by an approved budget.

South African Body Building Federation

(a) Current Financial status

The Federation indicated that Bodybuilding South Africa current financial status is solvent as its realizable value of its assets is greater than its liabilities. Its cash flow statement, contains 3 sections: cash from operations, cash from grants and sponsors and cash from investing

(b) Financially viability

Indicated that Bodybuilding South Africa has employed sound financial management practices to remain financially viable over the last 3 decades.

 

30 October 2020 - NW2304

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Ms V Van Dyk (DA) to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) With reference to his department’s partnership with the Department of Small Business Development and the established panel to distribute funding, (a) what reasons has he found deemed it necessary to appoint yet another panel and (b) at what cost total cost will the additional panel be appointed; (2) What are the names of the companies that will benefit from the R22 million that will be ring-fenced; (3) Whether he will furnish the Portfolio Committee on Sport, Arts and culture with (a) a list of all specified successful companies and (b) the criteria applicable to ascertain why the ring-fencing of the R22 million was done before the Memorandum of Understanding had been reached; if not why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(1.a) Both Departments went through a consultation process with sector organisations and to provide them with the opportunity to nominate panel members specifically for the targeted sub-sectors. The Department of Small Business Development and the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, working with each of the nine provinces, have set up adjudication panels comprising of representatives from the following entities/organizations in each province:-

    • A representative from the province’s craft hub or development agency
    • A representative from the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA)
    • A representative from the South African Screen Federation (SASFED)
    • A representative from the Creative & Cultural Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA)

The Department of Small Business Development and the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, together with the provincial Departments’ of Art and Culture, as well as Economic Development will provide over-sight and support to the above Provincial based adjudication panel.

1. (b) The Department uses Treasury Guidelines for remuneration of committees, which is R327.00 per hour for committee members and R570 for chairpersons of committees. In this case the total amount to be spent will depend of actual number of committee members and the number of hours they spend adjudicating received applications/requests.

2. The names of the companies that will benefit from the R22 282 000.will be known once the adjudication panels in each of the Provinces have sat to evaluate received application/requests.

3. (a) Yes; upon request.

3(b) Processes related to approval of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture contribution to the R 22 282 000. from National Treasury and the signing of the MoA were done parallel to each other.

30 October 2020 - NW2303

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) With reference to his department’s partnership with the Department of Small Business Development, (a) what are the reasons that the amount of R22 million was ring-fenced before the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) had been determined and (b) by what date will the MOA be submitted to Parliament for referral to the Portfolio Committee (PC) on Sport, Arts and Culture. (2) How was the amount of R22 million established? (3) Whether he will advise if the specified PC will receive a copy of the Cultural and Creative Industries of South Africa’s (CCIFSA) problem statement; if so, why does the CCIFSA need more money, since they, like all entities , receive a budget allocation from his department; (4) Whether, given that the PC needs clarity because the ring-fencing of money for the specified entity was not discussed within the PC, he has found that the entity has managed its finances well; if not, will the proposed allocation be additional to their budget allocation?

Reply:

1.(a) Processes to obtain National Treasury approval for the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture to contribute an equal amount to what the Department of Small Business Development had set aside for this partnership, and the signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) were undertaken in parallel to each other.

1.(b) The Director General of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture and the Acting Director General of the Department of Small Business Development signed the MoA between the two departments on 07 October 2020, prior to the call for applications going out. The MoA is ready and available to be shared with the Portfolio Committee.

2.The total amount of R22 282 000. was solely based on what both departments had available for the COVID-19 Relief funding; and took into account the size of the sub-sectors that needed to be supported.

3.This Relief Funding is being managed by both DSAC and DSBD; with Provincial Implementing Agents that will be doing the end-to-end administration of application, to whom funding will be transferred for processing to successful applicants. This funding is not being routed through CCIFSA

4.This Relief Funding was not routed through CCIFSA; neither is it being managed by them. See response above.

30 October 2020 - NW2302

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

2. What are the reasons that the money from Relief Fund was reduced from R20,000.00 to R2,200.00 (b) why did some artists receive R53,000.00; 3. whether he stated on 3 August 2020 that the rationale of expanded public works rate structure is used to determine the R2, 200, 00; (b) if not, what is the position in this regard, if so, why is the allocated amount R2, 200.00 and not at least R3, 000.00- R3, 500.00 per month when the government self-stipulated that the minimum wage is the bare minimum living wage of R3, 500.00.

Reply:

(1).     a) There was a difference in approach between the first wave and the second wave of the Covid-19 Relief Funding. In the first wave the amounts were based on loss of confirmed income by art practitioners and this was capped at R20 000, 00 per application to accommodate the demand. The second wave approach was open to all arts practitioners regardless of whether they had confirmed gigs or not. The intention was to reach as many art practitioners as possible in an attempt to respond to the outcry from the sector that, many did not have the opportunity in the first wave due to the indicated criteria.

b) The first wave Relief Fund had two categories, first was for loss of income and the second was for new digital solutions projects. The loss of income category was capped at R20,000.00 and the new Digital Solutions projects at R75 000,00 per application. In administering all approved Digital Solutions applications the disbursement of funds was divided into two tranches. All applicants awarded the maximum of R75 000,00 grant received R53,000,00 as the first tranche and R22,000,00 as second tranche. This accounts for the figure in question.

(2).    Yes.  The EPWP guidelines for wages were used with slight adjustments. That is, R100 per day on a 22-day month period. It is to be noted that this was not remuneration as no work or services were performed by the applicants. In this case, the Department’s intention was to, within the available resources, provide relief to as many practitioners as was anticipated due to the relaxation of criteria. 

30 October 2020 - NW2194

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Dr A Lotriet (DA) to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether (a) the SA Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee, (b) the SA Sports Trust and (c) any national federation pay any amounts to financial consultants; if so, what (i) are the full names of the financial consultants, (ii) amounts do the entities pay per month and (iii) total amount paid does each specified entity pay to each specified consultant? NW2755E

Reply:

(a). In instances where geographical names are changed, the costs associated to such changes will relate to the advertisements in local newspapers; venues of local consultation meetings; honoraria paid to the Provincial Geographical Names Committees and the South African Geographical Names Council for their sittings as well as the costs related to the replacing of road information signs by the South African Roads Agency (SANRAL) and affected Municipalities.

Such costs vary depending on process followed, number of consultations etc. Once process is finalised only then can final costs be determined and subsequently be provided to Hon Member.

(b). The South African Geographical Names Council (SAGNC) has not yet received the applications to change the names of (i) East London and (ii) King Williams Town.

30 October 2020 - NW2186

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether (a) the SA Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee, (b) the SA Sports Trust and (c) any national federation pay any amounts to financial consultants; if so, what (i) are the full names of the financial consultants, (ii) amounts do the entities pay per month and (iii) total amount paid does each specified entity pay to each specified consultant? NW2755E

Reply:

a) SA Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee indicated that they do not utilize the services of Financial Consultants

b) The Sports Trust indicated that they do not utilize the services of Financial Consultants. They have a full time Accountant and Assistant Accountant to manage the day-to-day financial functions of The Sports Trust.

c) The following is the status from the federations that responded;

Federations

Responses

Badminton South Africa (Badminton SA)

Indicated that they do not pay any financial consultants

Canoeing South Africa (Canoeing SA)

Indicated that they do not pay any financial consultants

Cricket South Africa (CSA)

Cricket South Africa indicated that they use consultants for the elite part of pathway (National Teams and High Performance Programme). Nothing from the grant received from the Sports Ministry on Hubs and Development of Girls / Women is used on consultants

Darts South Africa (DSA)

Indicated that DSA does not utilize financial consultants

Karate South Africa (KSA)

Indicated that they do not pay any financial consultants

Lifesaving South Africa (LSA)

Indicated that they do not pay any financial consultants

Motorsport South Africa (Motorsport SA)

Indicated that they do not pay any financial consultants

Ringball Association of South Africa (RASA)

Indicated that they do not pay any financial consultants

Roller Sport South Africa (RSSA)

Indicated that they do not pay any financial consultants

Rowing South Africa (Rowing SA)

Rowing South Africa indicated that they do not contract any financial consultants or make any payments to financial consultants

SA Association for the Intellectually Impaired (SAAII)

Sasa-II Indicated that they do not use services of financial consultants

South African Amateur Fencing Association (SAAFA)

Indicated that they do not pay any financial consultants

South African Body Building Federation

Indicated that they do not pay any financial consultants

South African Confederation of Cue Sport (SACCS)

SACCS indicated that they do not pay any amounts to financial consultants

South African Ice Hockey Association (SAIHA)

Indicated that they do not make use of any financial consultants

South African Korfball Federation (SAKF)

South African Korfball Federation indicated that they do not engage any consultants

South African Powerlifting Federation (SAPF)

SA Powerlifting Federation indicated that they do not pay amounts to financial consultants

South African Rugby Union (SARU)

Indicated that they do not procure the services of financial consultants

South African Table Tennis Board (SATTB)

The South African Table Tennis Board (SATTB) indicated that they do not pay any amounts to any financial consultants

South African Tug-of War Federation (SATWF)

The South African Tug-of-War Federation indicated that they do not utilise financial consultants, nor do they pay any consulting fees to consultants

South African Weightlifting Federation (SAWF)

South African Weightlifting indicated that they do not make use of consultants

Squash South Africa (Squash SA)

Squash indicated that they do not pay any consultants. Their Treasurer is an accountant and has his own firm. He does not receive an Honorarium from the Federation

30 October 2020 - NW2231

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) What are the details of how the money of the relief funding will be distributed between the (a) sports sector and the (b) arts and culture sector; (2) what are the reasons that practitioners from the arts and heritage sector only allocated R12 million while practitioners from the sports sector were allocated R65 million; (3) (a) whether R11 million has been ring-fenced, therefore leaving R66 million and what are the details of how the money is split?

Reply:

(1). The Department regards all sectors under it as of equal importance; and as per the presentation made to the Portfolio Committee in September 2020; the projections were based on the total balance of budget, to cater for sport, arts and heritage practitioners, there was never a distinction for distribution of funds for either Sports or Arts and Culture. The department approached National Treasury to get approval to utilise the balance, to cater overall for Sport, Arts and Culture.

(2). Initially the available balance of the Budget was for Sport; but after approval from National Treasury; the department was then able to redirect its existing conditional grants toward responding to the outcry due to the pandemic to cater for all practitioners serviced by the department.

(3). Yes, R11 million has been ring-fenced and committed to enable entering into a partnership with the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) to cater for audio-visual, crafts, visual arts and design sector which were not catered for in the second wave. The rest of what remains of the budget was aimed at responding to applications received from both sports and all other cultural domains within the arts, culture and heritage for the second wave of relief funding.  

30 October 2020 - NW2223

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(a). What (i) is the total amount that was given by FIFA to the 2010 World Cup Trust, (ii) is the total amount that was spent on each specified project, (iii) was the nature of each project and (iv) is the name of each person who is a signatory to the account and (b) how were the projects approved?

Reply:

This is the reply to both question number: 2162 and 2223.

The FIFA 2010 World Cup Legacy indicated the following. That;

a) (i) FIFA donated R450,762,816 to the Legacy Trust. The Legacy Trust held this amount in interest bearing bank accounts.

(ii) The total amounts spent on each project are shown on the Management report. See the attached management report as at the end of August 2020, prepared by the appointed independent financial platform performed by EY South Africa.

(iii) The following is the nature of each project

1. Funding for development projects as identified by SAFA: R392,433,691

2. Funding to SAFA regions : R45,755,000

3. Funding to SAFA Local Football Associations : R10,750,000

4. NGO Funding : R36,079,107

i. Funding to the 20 Football for Hope centres

ii. Funding to NGO’s that use football for social development

5. Bursary allocation to approved beneficiaries within football : R2, 569,886

(iv) The following are persons who are signatory to the account

1. Yusuf Carrim – 2010 FWC Legacy Trust manager

2. Mansoor Parker – ENSafrica (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc)

(v) The projects are approved as follows;

1. The Legacy Trust’s management team compiles the applications for grant funding which it presents to the Legacy Trust’s board of trustees, the highest decision making body within the Legacy Trust, for approval.

2. The Trustees consider the applications for grant funding and approve (with or without modifications) or reject these applications at their Trustees’ meetings.

 

30 October 2020 - NW2267

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Msane, Ms TP to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

What (a) role does his department have in the process of accrediting basketball coaches, (b) is the Basketball Association of South Africa doing to develop and accredit basketball coaches in the Republic and (c)(i) total number of black coaches are currently accredited and/or are affiliated with the Basketball Association of South Africa and (ii) areas are the basketball coaches from?

Reply:

(a). The Department supports the Federation by providing Basketball South Africa with Financial Support for capacity building programs towards training of coaches programs across the country through our Provincial Associations working with Provincial Departments.

(b). Basketball SA indicated that the Federation has National and Provincial Accredited Facilitators from Basketball's world governing body, Federation of International Basketball (FIBA) to train and accredit coaches who are ready for all Level 1 up to an International coaching license. Basketball South Africa through its National Coaching Commission trains coaches at district and provincial levels with the assistance of Provincial Department of Sport Arts and Culture. During the Lockdown, FIBA organised virtual coaching sessions and at least 50 of the coaches both Men and Women had an opportunity to participate in these sessions. In this capacity building program of coaches, schoolsport coaches are also provided with an opportunity to be trained.

c)(i) Basketball SA further indicated that there are 350 trained black coaches currently involved in active coaching of clubs, schools and universities. (ii) The coaches are situated in all nine provinces including previously disadvantaged communities, coaching clubs, schools and universities.

12 October 2020 - NW2161

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1).Whether, with reference to concerns surrounding a certain senior office bearer (name furnished) of the SA Football Association (SAFA) for allegedly the money of the specified organisation to fight personal court cases, he will advise on (a) the total amount SAFA used to fight cases involving the specified person and certain officials (names furnished) and/or any other costs involved including the writing of letters and (b) who will be liable for the costs since SAFA is taking Mr T W Mhlongo to court; if not, why not; if so, (2). whether SAFA is using the Federation’s money to fight its President’s litigation; if not, what are the details of the resources SAFA is using to assist in defending court cases of the specified person; if so, what is the total cost as at the latest specified date for which information is available?

Reply:

1. The South African Football Association in its response indicated that;

(a) The only cost incurred is for the letter which amounted to R3,841.00. There is no case to defend from Mr Gay Mokoena and Mr Dennis Mumble noting that he is not a SAFA member. Therefore, there are no costs for associated with the two individual’s cases. SAFA further indicated that its NEC will decide, in its meeting that is scheduled for 19 September 2020, if there should be further action on these matters.

(b) SAFA indicated that there are no cases for SAFA to defend on behalf of any member in any court.

2. SAFA indicated that there are no cases for SAFA to defend on behalf of any member in any court.

12 October 2020 - NW2162

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

1). What are the total (a) costs for the SA Football Association (SAFA) on legal fees from 1 January 2018 until the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) legal costs to SAFA to fight (i) journalists and/or (ii) any media house to date; (2). whether SAFA has lost any cases to (a) federations, (b) companies and/or (c) individuals in the recent past; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (i) is the total number of cases and (ii) are the total costs incurred?

Reply:

We are still waiting for response from SAFA.

12 October 2020 - NW2108

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

What (a) are the details of the travel agencies that arrange trips for the SA SportsConfederation and Olympic Committee(SASCOC), (b) date (i) was the tender advertised and (ii) will a new tender be awarded and (c) is the total amount spent annually on the travel agency since it commenced to render the travel services to SASCOC?

Reply:

The South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee has indicated that;

a) There is no specific travel agency that arrange trips for SASCOC

b) (i) No tender was advertised and (ii) no new tender will be awarded

c) No amount is spent on travel agency

SASCOC indicated that where possible they book directly online. For the major games they deal directly with airlines to facilitate the travel of the team.

12 October 2020 - NW2113

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

What (a) total amount has the SA Sports Trust spent on providing (i) sporting infrastructure, (ii) kit, (iii) equipment and (iv) programmes aimed at developing the young persons of the Republic in each financial year since its inception and (b) in each case, which sporting codes were the beneficiaries and/or recipients?

Reply:

Due to staff working remotely South African Sports Trust unable to provide us with the response to this question.

12 October 2020 - NW2109

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Which travel agency qualified to run the Olympic hospitality programmes including selling packages to supporters for air tickets, event tickets and accommodation, (b) what are the criteria for selecting a qualifying agency, (c) on what date was the tender advertised and (d) what is the estimated monetary value of the contract in each financial year?

Reply:

(a). In response to this question the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) indicated that due to staff still working remotely, they will need more time to collate the information.

12 October 2020 - NW2110

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1). What (a) are the reasons that no South African spectators attended the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, and (b) is the name of the person at the SASports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) who failed to meet the deadline to apply for travel tickets; (2). whether any Sascoc board members attended the specified games; if not, why not; if so, what (a) is the name of each member who attended, (b) was the cost of (i) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any other relevant expenses and (c) were the reasons for attending the games? NW2671E

Reply:

1. The South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee in its response indicated that;

a). No spectators attended the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi because no South African athletes were participating at the Games

b). There is no specific person who was supposed to apply for the travel tickets

2. SASCOC indicated no SASCOC Board member attended the Sochi Games because there were no South African athlete participating at the Games

12 October 2020 - NW2111

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee received any incident reports by any SA team doctors in the past three financial years; if so, (a) what is the total number of reports that were submitted, (b) who was implicated in each report and (c) what were the matters that were highlighted in each report?

Reply:

1. The South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee in its response indicated that they received reports from the Chief Medical Officer at each games

a) A total of 6 reports were submitted

b) and c) SASCOC indicated that the details of people implicated and matters highlighted cannot be provided due to the medical legal protocol confidentiality

12 October 2020 - NW2112

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

With reference to his reply to question 1359 on 16 July 2020, what total amount has the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee spent on High Performance of Sport, Preparation and Delivery of Team South Africa to multi-coded international events in each financial year since its inception to date?

Reply:

(a). In response to this question the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee indicated that due to or staff still working remotely, they will need more time to collate the information. They further indicated that they would only be able to retrieve information for the past 5 years.

14 September 2020 - NW2015

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1).What are the details of the (a) service agreements and (b) duration of the contract for each company that his department is doing business with in response to Covid-19; (2). whether there were any tenders put out by his department for the specified contracts; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, where were the tenders advertised?

Reply:

1. (a) The details of the Service Level Agreement:

Category 1: Live Streaming Services – Pixel Entropy R 488 750.00 (due to non-performance by the Pixely Entropy, their appointment was Changed to re-appoint Diavantainment for an amount of R 772 900.00.

Category 2: Logistic and Event Management Services – Roadshow Marketing: to the total project amount of R 824 300.00.

Category 3: TV Production Management Services – VWV Group (PTY) LTD: to the total project amount of R 1 983 113.88.

(b) The duration of the contract for each company that the department is doing business in response to the Covid19 was for three (03) months.

2. Yes there were tenders put out by the department for the specified contract and supply chain processes were followed.

  • The tender was advertised on 02 April 2020 on the departmental websites of the (former Department of Sports and Recreation South Africa – (SRSA), and the Department of Arts and Culture – (DAC) only due to lockdown. The closing date was on 9 April 2020 at 11h00; and the route of submission of proposals was electronic.

14 September 2020 - NW2017

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether he has found that he erred in respect of the figures contained in his media statement released on 3 August 2020 that out of a total of 5 322 applications that were received in the categories Sport, Digital, as well as Arts, Culture and Heritage 4 602 were recommended and 1 570 were not, in light of the fact that 4 602 plus 1 570 actually equals to 6 892; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The difference is accounted for on the basis of multiple beneficiaries that were identified during assessment of the Appeals

It is fact is that the numbers of beneficiaries will always be more than that of applications received since some applications are making requests for more than just one individual.

14 September 2020 - NW2026

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1)When last was each national competition of each South African sports federation held; (2) What (a) total number of national federations has the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) closed down since its establishment and (b) were the reasons in each case; (3) what (a) total number of applications for membership has SASCOC refused since its inception and (b) were the reasons in each case?

Reply:

(1) The following are the details on national competitions as received from the National Federations that responded;

National Federations

Championship(s)

Dates

South African Wrestling Federation

Youth Championships

October 2019

 

Senior, Junior and Cadet

June 2019

 

Presidents and Masters

March 2019

South African Powerlifting Federation

South African Equipped Powerlifting Championships - Johannesburg

22 February 2020

Roller Sport South Africa

SA Artistic Roller Skating

SA Inline Speed skating 

17 - 19 May 2019 

South African Hockey Association

Indoor Inter Provincial Tournament

11-14 March 2020

Cricket South Africa

Proteas (Men) – Tour to India, match was abandoned without a ball bowled (Covid19 Impacted the rest of the tour).

12 March 2020

 

Proteas (Women)- ICC T20 Women’s World Cup (Semifinal

5 March 2020)

Tennis South Africa

Seniors National Competition

7-11 March 2020

South African Table Tennis Board

Para Junior and Senior Championship

8-10 August 2019

 

Veterans Championship

8-10 August 2019

 

Junior and Senior Inter regional championship

22-28 September 2019

 

SA Schools Championship

9-13 December 2019

Motorsport South Africa

Rotax Karting Championship

23 August 2020

Volleyball South Africa

Championship Cup

September 2019

Ringball South Africa

Ringball SA National Championship

June 2019

South African Fencing Federation

National Fencing Competition

15-16 February 2020

Bodybuilding South Africa

Bodybuilding Championship

December 2019

 

IFBB SA National show

September 2019

South African Korfball Federation

South African Korfball Championship

1 – 4 August 2019

Cycling South Africa

South African Elite Road Cycling National Championships

February 2020

South African Sport Association for the Intellectually Impaired

National Competitions

September 2019 Bloemfontein

Darts South Africa

National Youth and Senior Darts Championships

24-28 June 2019. PE

South African Ice Hockey Association

National competition

July 2019

South African Gymnastic Federation

National Championship

 
 

Artistic Women

15-17 August 2019 & 26-28 September 2019

 

Artistic Men

13-14 September 2019 & 24-25 September 2019

 

Rhythmic Gymnastics

25-29 September 2019

 

Trampoline Gymnastics

27-29 September 2019 & 18 October 2019

 

Tumbling Gymnastics

27-28 September 2019

 

Aerobic Gymnastics

23 September 2019

 

Acrobatic Gymnastics

24-25 September 2019

 

Artistic Women

15-17 August 2019 & 26-28 September 2019

 

Artistic Men

13-14 September 2019 & 24-25 September 2019

South African Sport Association for the Physically Disabled

2019 Toyota SASAPD National Championships in

15 to 22 March 2019 Stellenbosch

South African Confederation of Cue Sports

National SA Blackball Championships, SA Opens, SA Master, SA Veterans

Secunda, Mpumalanga, SA Juniors, SA Womens, SA Seniors, in Empangeni, KZN

February 2019

 

PSA

September 2019 –SA Opens & SA Juniors in Middleburg, Mpumalanga

 

SABSA SA Inter-Provincial Championships

September 2019 –Durban, KZN

Ringball South Africa

National Championship

24-28 June 2019 Pretoria

Squash South Africa

S A National Squash Championships

June 2019

 

S A Interprovincial Team Championships

June 2019

Canoeing South Africa

SA K2 Championships – Fish River Marathon.

25 – 26 September 2019

Triathlon South Africa

SA Sprint and Para Triathlon Championships

9 February 2020

 

SA Long Distance Triathlon Championships

1 December 2019

 

SA Duathlon Championships

30 June 2019

 

SA Standard Distance Triathlon Championships

24 March 2019

Softball South Africa

National Championship

December 2019

Jukskei SA

National competitions

16-22 March 2019         

2019

 

SA Junior Championship      

7-13 December 2019      

Swimming South Africa

SA grand Prix

21-23 February 2020 Durban

Rowing South Africa

Water Rowing Nationals: 

April 2019 Gauteng

 

SA Schools Championships

March 2020

 

Indoor Rowing Championship

June 2019 Mangaung

Lifesaving South Africa

National Championships

24th to 30th March 2019

Bowls South Africa

National Championship

11 – 19 May 2019.

South African Baseball Union

National Baseball Championship

Nelson Mandela Bay in April 2019

South Rugby Union

National Competition – (Provincial ) – Currie Cup Final

7 Sept 2019

 

Women IPL ( Provincial ) Finals

 

(2) SASCOC indicated that they have not closed down any federation. They further indicated that it is not SASCOC’s responsibility to close down NFs as they were not established by SASCOC. Each federation has its own autonomy to manage its affairs.

(3) SASCOC indicated that they don’t have the records on the number of membership applications declined. SASCOC further indicated that mostly applications are declined due to the organisations not meeting the membership criteria requirements e.g. the organisation is not of a national stature (does not have members in at least 5 provinces in the country), no statutes/ founding documents, not democratically set up, some are of the similar sport type as one of the current member of SASCOC (this element is in SASCOC’s Constitution).

14 September 2020 - NW2028

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Which sporting codes are not affiliated to the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee?

Reply:

  1. SASCOC indicated that they are unable to determine which sporting codes are not affiliated to the SA Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee.
  2. This is primarily because the procedure is such it is the group of individual who have identified a sport to be introduced in the country would approach the Confederation with an application for membership. In additional, sport is evolving on a regular basis with new sport being established globally making it difficult to keep track of what is considered to be sport.

14 September 2020 - NW2021

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether any athletes who were chosen to represent South Africa at any international sporting event that took place or was cancelled in the past three years are yet to receive their national colours; if so, (a) what total number of athletes are affected, (b) since what date have their sporting colours been outstanding and (c) what is the reason for the delay in each case?

Reply:

  1. SASCOC is not aware of any athletes whose National Federation has applied for national colours and has not received the colours. SASCOC processes such applications provided all required documents have been submitted.
  2. Prescripts of the National Colours Regulations are very clear that the onus is with the National Federations to submit colours applications to SASCOC.
  3. This question is relevant to National Federations not SASCOC as athletes belong to National Federation and NFs, as per their selection policy, determines those who qualify for colours.

14 September 2020 - NW2016

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(a). On what date was the wellness tender that was awarded to a certain advertising company (name furnished) advertised, (b) where was the tender advertised and (c) what total number of companies applied for the specified tender?

Reply:

1. (a). The department awarded the tender to Indingliz Advertising and Marketing on 15 June 2020.

(b). The tender was advertised on the Government Bulletin, Sunday Independent and Sowetan newspapers.

(c). There were only two companies who applied for this tender.

02 September 2020 - NW1828

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

1). What (a) total amount of the funds earmarked to provide relief to artists who are suffering as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has been disbursed to artists and (b) percentage of the specified funds have been allocated to artists based in rural areas; (2). whether there have been any delays in disbursing the funds; if so, what (a) are the reasons for such delays and (b) steps will he take to ensure that everyone who needs the funds will receive such?

Reply:

(1). The COVID -19 Relief Fund close-out report has not been completed due to the fact that the Appeals Committee has not concluded on all appeals applications. Upon conclusion and reconciliation of the Relief Fund processes a full report will be shared with the Portfolio Committee.

However, as of the end of July 2020, the Department had disbursed 3120 (three thousand, one hundred and twenty) payments to approved beneficiaries to the sum of R63 million.

The Department will be able to provide a detailed report on the Relief Fund upon completion of all processes.

(2). A number of challenges were experienced which contributed to delays in disbursing funds to approved beneficiaries, both individuals (artists and athletes).

• A new online application systems was used and it necessitated training for official assigned to use the system

• Disbursement of funds were facilitated through agencies Business Arts South Africa (BASA) and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF). The two agencies had to tailor-made their operations for disbursement of funds based on the Relief Fund criteria.

• The various independent committees appointed (Adjudication, Appeals Committees) had to be boarded and trained to use the online application and this also contributed to the delay.

02 September 2020 - NW1829

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Mr BS Madlingozi

1. Whether, given that R250 million owed to musicians currently in the bank account of South African Music Rights Organisation NPC (SAMRO), while mainly black artists are struggling to make end meet during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are any measures in place to assist musicians to obtain their money; if not, how does the Department intend to reach out and assist the desperate musicians; if so what measures are in place

Reply:

1. The Department has engaged SAMRO CEO regarding the money that is apparently in the account and it was explained to us that this money relates to undocumented work that is currently in limbo until such time that the true owners have come forth to claim the money. It is a normal practice that if the money is not claimed by any person, such will be distributed to authors after the five year holding period has expired. However, and in the light of the COVID challenges SAMRO has taken a decision to reduce the five year holding period into three years and thus ensuring that a proportion of the amount is made available. It is fair for SAMRO to be in a position to safeguard this money and properly allocate and report it. It also came to our attention that SAMRO is in the process of allocating some of this money targeting senior practitioners, and this would go a mile towards addressing the challenges brought by the pandemic.

I am sure you are aware also that on 18 August 2020, I announced the second wave of the Departmental COVID-19 Relief Funding for the arts, culture and heritage sector. The second wave will take into account the shortcomings and experiences of the first rollout. The relief will be available to mainly categories of performance and celebrations; music; festivals and events; books and publishing as well as heritage practitioners. Other practitioners will be covered through the partnership with the Department of Small Business and Development (DSBD).

In addition, the Solidarity Fund has made available 10 000 food or cash vouchers of R700 to the department, amounting to R7 million. The department is working with sector organisations and the provinces to develop a list of practitioners who will benefit from these vouchers and each province will receive 1 000 vouchers which can either be redeemed as cash or for food, with beneficiaries to be identified as follows: 50% urban and 50% rural areas.

13 August 2020 - NW1728

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1). Given that his department paid the legal costs of the Public Protector South Africa, Public Protector (PP) and SA Roadies Association (SARA), what amount did his department pay in legal costs for the failed review of the PP remedial actions in terms of the judgment delivered in case 63756/2018 in the North Gauteng High Court on 15 June 2018 (details furnished); (2). what progress has he and his department made with the implementation of the remedial actions of the PP in line with the court order regarding the renovation of SARA House and his amendment of the White Paper, for SARA to finally receive operations and administrative funding? NW2118E

Reply:

1. I wish to advise that the correct case number for the matter in question is 63756/2017. There was out of court a settlement between the PP office, SARA and the Department were the sum of R191 426, 71 to SARA’s attorneys and will be making a further payment in the sum of R187 291, 49 to the attorneys representing the Public Protector South Africa and the Public Protector (PP) on receipt of a claim from the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.

2. The Department concluded a contract with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) on 19 June 2019 and renovations at SARA House are currently underway. Despite the original budget requested by SARA of R15 000 000.00 (Fifteen Million Rand Only); subsequent to the settlement, the Department deemed it fit to increase the budget to R23 000 000.00 (Twenty Three Million Rand Only), taking into account the preliminary work done by DBSA in terms of projected costs of the assessment work.

The Director-General convened a meeting with the Chairperson of the Reference Panel and SARA was represented by Mr Nyathela. Subsequent to that meeting, the aspects dealing with events and technical services were reviewed taking into consideration SARA’s input and events and technical services are a stand-alone Chapter in the Revised White Paper namely, Chapter 4, paragraph 4.8 at pages 40 to 41.

The Department also approved an Arts, Culture Promotion and Development Funding and Transfers policy on 27 January 2020 which policy deals with operational matters and among others, the payment of operations and administrative costs of up to a maximum amount of 10% of the total allocated grant funding to qualifying Beneficiaries including SARA.

Attached is the Revised White Paper and Settlement Agrement:

 

 

13 August 2020 - NW1799

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the MINISTER OF SPORT, ARTS AND CULTURE

Whether any approved funding for any historical archaeologist has been stopped by the National Museum in Bloemfontein; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in what field of research? NW2190E

Reply:

The Museum does not have a position titled historical archaeologist and therefore no approved funding has been received or stopped. The Department of History at the Museum employs four historians and a number of support staff. The Department of Archaeology and Anthropology employs two archaeologist and a number of support staff.

13 August 2020 - NW1732

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1).(a)(i)Who made the decision that the chief executive officer (CEO) will be vetting future research at the Bloemfontein National Museum, specifically referring to the Colonial and Apartheid history and (ii) what were the reasons behind the specified decision and (b) did all Board members agree to this; (2). given that approved research already goes through a peer review process to ensure that it adheres to the highest possible standard, why is there a need to further scrutinise any research; (3). whether the Board has approved the appointment of a panel to assist a certain person (name furnished) in vetting the research material; if not, was this a decision taken by the CEO; if so, (a) what are the criteria for the specified panel and (b) does appointing a panel involve any extra costs for the museum; (4). whether any (a) research vetted by the CEO has been rejected for publishing and (b) information from any research was removed; if so, (i) what was the reason for this in each case and (ii) by what date will the documentation be made available? NW2122E

Reply:

1.(a)(i). In terms of the official delegations of the National Museum, all Museum funded research are firstly approved by the CEO

(ii). Same as (i) above

(b). The delegations regarding this aspect is not new or recent as it has always applied.

2. Not all research approved by the Museum goes through a peer review process before dissemination to the public.

3. (a) (b). No, and no extra cost are envisaged

4. None of the research vetted by the CEO has been rejected and or was removed

 

13 August 2020 - NW1798

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the MINISTER OF SPORT, ARTS AND CULTURE

(1) How has he found will the decision to sanitise colonial history by the National Museum in Bloemfontein impact on future research projects in this field; (2) whether students undertaking research projects in Colonial and Apartheid history will be equally supported by the museum in their academic endeavours; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what (a) are the names of the scientists who will sit on the panel for vetting the history at the museum, (b) process was followed to appoint them and (c) qualifications do they have; (4) whether any of the scientists in the museum serve on the panel; if not, why are they excluded; (5) what is his department’s position on the statement of the chief executive officer that colonial history is a false reflection that should be sanitised and censored and/or vetted? NW2189E

Reply:

1. The Museum is in the process of formalising an Ethical research policy which is a target in the organisation’s Annual Performance Plan for 20/21. It has been an area of concern that the current historical record of South Africa was to a large extent sanitised by colonial and apartheid historians as detailed by the CEO, who has called on the historians of the Museum not to perpetuate this sanitisation of our history but to be proactive and conduct their research in an ethical manner.

The History Department of the Museum has a number of sterling research projects in place and are producing excellent research which is contributing to the decolonisation of South Africa’s history. It is believed that this process of decolonisation will have a positive impact on future research projects undertaken by the History Department of the National Museum.

2. The Museum does not fund students undertaking research projects. We do however, have partnerships with the universities, National Research Foundation (NRF) and other funders and our scientists, and oversee students conducting post graduate research.

3. (a) No panel has been selected as yet.

(b) The panel is the brain child of the CEO and she envisages it being an ad hoc one to be constituted by the CEO when she needs assistance on ethical approaches.

(c) No panel has been selected. However the Museum is well resourced with experts with doctorates in the fields of History, Archaeology and other scientific fields.

4. This ad hoc panel to assist the CEO has not yet been selected.

5. The department assumes that the words above are Honourable Van Dyk’s summary as we have not seen these word appear in that sequence anywhere. If this word sequence exist, I would appreciate receiving a copy thereof.

The Department has been advised by the Museum that they will not participate in any sanitising of history as had been done in our recent past during colonial and apartheid times. Further the research produced by the Museum is done in an ethical manner. Ethical research requires that researchers be aware of these imperatives.

30 July 2020 - NW1632

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the MINISTER OF SPORT, ARTS AND CULTURE

(1). On what date (a) did the term of the Free State Provincial Arts and Culture Council end and (b) was the new council appointed; (2). whether the positions were advertised; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on which platform was the advertisement published, (b) what total number of applications were received and (c) on what date(s) were the interviews conducted; (3). whether all procedures were followed to adhere to legislation; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Kindly note that unfortunately, I will not be in a position to respond to this question as the term of the Free State Provincial Arts and Culture Council is the competency of the Provincial Department and not the National Department.

29 July 2020 - NW1554

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether he instructed the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to payIndependent Music Performance Rights Association (IMPRA) monies to the amount of R10 million that were for legitimate needletime rights for musicians, as if the specified amount was for the Covid-19 relief fund; if not, (a) who ordered the SABC to pay IMPRA monies and (b) why?

Reply:

We have neither instructed the SABC nor any collecting societies, we have no legal authority to do as such.

You will understand that under normal circumstances royalties are being paid on a periodic basis. The decision by the SABC to provide an advance was therefore a positive response to close the gap for rights owners (this include record companies and performers) to get advance income. A public statement was issued onFriday, 08 May 2020by the three parties thus the SABC, SAMPRA and IMPRA regarding this matter. The statement is available on the SABC website and it provides full details.

Section A and B can best be responded to by SABC.

29 July 2020 - NW1631

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the MINISTER OF SPORT, ARTS AND CULTURE

1. With reference to his reply to question 1272 on 20 July 2020, (a) on what date did the investigation take place, (b) what were the findings of the specified investigation and (c) on what date is it envisaged that action will be taken with regard to the findings; 2. whether the appointment process will be reversed, if not, why not; if so, why; 3. whether the person appointed according to the flawed process will be eligible to apply and be considered for appointment when in a new process of employment for the post; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; 4. (a) for what period was the specified person appointed in the position and (b) will the specified person be subject to punitive costs when the appointment is reversed?

Reply:

1. (a).The NLSA’s Board of Directors met on 13 July 2020 and resolved that the matter be referred to the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee (HR&REMCo). HR&REMCo will conduct an investigation and put forward recommendations to the Board for approval.

(b). No findings can be reported at this stage.

(c). The report with recommendations from HR&REMCo to the Board will guide the Board’s actions with regards to the implementation of the recommendations.

2. The Board will be guided by the outcome and recommendations of the investigation on the remedial action to be taken

3. Any candidate that meets the requirements of the post is eligible to apply.

The requirements of the post will be in-line with the approved job description.

4. (a). The specified person is appointed on a three-year fixed-term contract.

(b). At this point it is premature to pre-empt the outcome of the investigation.